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Industrial Band SHIV-R Unleashes New Album, ‘Kill God Ascend’

“SHIV-R has always presented well produced electronic music and maintained a buzz within the industrial music lexicon, and now shows continued growth, experimentation and originality.” – Ilker Yucel (ReGen Magazine)

June 17, 2021
 – There is a Zen teaching that if you meet God on the road, you must kill him. Kill God Ascend is the fifth full-length album from Australian electro-industrial band SHIV-R.

What the killing of God means to each listener will be a unique and personal revelation. In a world full of gatekeepers and figureheads whose only interest in you is to tell you what to do, illusions will need to be shed and those who profess to have all the answers will need to be confronted.

While not offering any answers, SHIV-R‘s newest release comes with a statement courtesy of the album’s 6th track, “Empire.” “I’m on my own path.  Get the fuck out of my way.” 


Kill God Ascend buries any criticism that the band has gotten less heavy with the full-speed aggression of “Borne From Hate” and the grinding power of title track, “Kill God Ascend”. Not only delivering heaviness, Pete Crane and Ben Bulig conjure emotively stirring pieces such as “Blue Turns to Black” and “Valley of Death” which incorporate acoustic instruments and modular synth experimentations. While “Spark” and “Promises of Armageddon” bring a melodic and memorable dimension to SHIV-R‘s dark electronic style.